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2001 Mitsubishi Montero - Consumer Reviews

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Montero LTD 2001
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By TJ
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This is an excellent vehicle with front and rear a/c. SUV has third seat and trailor hitch package. Window vent convers on all four doors. Front windows have extra tint to match factory tint. The sunroof also has extra window tint to keep inside really cool. The front of the SUV has a bug and wind spoiler. Great Michelin Tires package.


Best Features

Instrument panel with time, temp. and compus location along with miles to empty gas tank.


Worst Features

Nothing


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OK SUV, 12 mpg, Poor Mitsubishi Warranty Work
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By Tundrapie
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Major gripe first. My Montero had it's paint applied very poorly from the factory around the rear window. The dealer acknowledge the problem. Mitsubishi corporate though said since it was after the normal warranty period they would not be able to pay for a fix even though it was faulty workmanship from the factory. That cost me several hunder dollars to fix on my own. Frankly I wouldn't buy another Mitsubishi because of this. Moving on, this is a very fun SUV to drive offroad, but it is as slow as molasis on road. 5 speed auto helps up to 50 then it just crawls. Abysmal gas mileage. I'm a stickler for these things and mine gets 8 mpg city and 16 highway (22 mpg if I drive 55 mph!). Overall 12.


Best Features

Far and away the most competant SUV I've ever owned, Range Rover'ish driving position. Huge sunroof.


Worst Features

Bring the diesel over and follow through on build quality issues. Bring the headlight washers and lockable rear diff in from overseas.


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Happy with my '01
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By dookie!
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I bought an '01 XLS 4spd in 11/01 due
to the rep. of earlier Monty's and a 0%
loan. ~66k miles later despite a few
faults I'm quite pleased.
The bad:
Needs more power. Towing ~3500lbs of
car/trailer I'm thankful for climbing
lanes! ~17mpg avg. w/OEM tires (~15
now w/265/75LT AT's).
Excessive driveline lash.
Plastic 'skidplates'.
Resale is miserable, but I'll be
keeping it.
Local dealer network sucks.
The good:
Not a single problem (I'm diligent
about maintenance).
Brakes went ~55k and work very well
(better w/aftermarket pads & fluid).
Great ride and handling.
Killer sunroof!
*Very* capable offroad, but I've
installed real skidplates, 2" OME lift,
and tires


Best Features

Sunroof. Offroad ability. Dual gloveboxes. Unique styling. Ride comfort.


Worst Features

More motor & economy. Yes, it can be done. Offer some of the goodies available overseas (diesel, manual, locking diffs, etc.) Offer a factory 'offroad' package with real armor, better tires, and a modest lift. Get Mitsu corporate straightened out and regain the public trust!


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REPLACE SENSOR AND REAR HEATING PIPE
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By CYRIL
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

STARTED HAVING MINOR PROBLEMS FROM 25K
MILES.AT ABOUT 55,000 MILES THE SUV
BROKE DOWN. THE DEALER INFORMED ME HAT
MY REAR HEATING HOSE BROKE CAUSING THE
ANTIFREEZE TO WASTE CAUSING
OVERHEATING AND ENGINE DAMAGE. SHORTLY
BEFORE THE ENGINE SHUTT OFF, I
INSPECTED MY THERMOSTAT DISPALY FOR
ANY OF TROULBLE WITH OVERHEATING-
EVERYTHING WAS NORMAL. THE THERMOSTAT
HAD FAILED! MITSI DENIED MY CLAIM ON
THE GROUND THAT EVEN THOUGH THE
POWERTRAIN WAS COVERED, THE REAR HOSE
PIPE THAT BROKE WAS NOT COVERED. MY
MECHANIC DISCOVERED THAT MITSHI.USED A
PLASTIC PIPE TO CONNECT THE REAR
HEATING PIPE TO THE EVER-HOT RADIATOR.
THUS ANY EXTENDED USAGE OF THE REAR
HEATING WOULD NATURALLY CAUSE A
DAMAGE. I AM SUEING


Best Features

BEAUTIFUL EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR! SOLID APPEARANCE.


Worst Features

BETTER QUALITY PARTS- SENSOR. REPLACE THE CONNECTING REAR HEATING PIPE THAT CONNECTS TO THE RADIATOR WITH A METAL BCOS THE PLASTIC DESIGN CAN EASILY CRACK DUE TO THE HEAT COMING FROM THE RADIATOR. IT BROKE MY ENGINE. MANUFAC SHOULD BE MORE SENSITIVE TO WARANTY AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION LIKE TOYOTA.


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Are These Guys Kidding...?
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By Truth or Consequence
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Like many others, I fell in love with
this vehicle at first sight; well, the
exterior looks anyway. I have to say
that after the exterior appearance,
things appear to go down-hill in a
hurry. I read several reviews & have
to ask all those people, how can you
provide a "performance" value of
greater than "5", & then state that the
vehicle is wholly underpowered? Yep,
the gas mileage sucks a bit also, but
to be expected in a 6,000 pound vehicle
s'porting a whopping 200 HP engine!
Breaks are substantially under-
achievers if you consider all of the
break replacements you'll need. Paint
is also a problem. But the interior,
that's another story & mostly good.


Best Features

Obviously the interior, seats, headroom, comfort design, etc.


Worst Features

Either re-engineer the power requirements, or increase the hood- space for a second engine. Who was the mental-midget that designed a 6,000 pound vehicle to be powered by a 200 HP guzzler...????


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